You can collect inventory on the computers that are not managed through the Symantec Management Platform. You can create and run the executables that gather inventory data and report it to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). You can deliver these executables through login scripts, USB keys, network shares, etc.
Inventory Solution gathers inventory data for hundreds of predefined data classes. You can expand and customize the types of data that you want to collect. For example, you can add specific registry data or specific hardware components.
You can determine how the inventory data from a client computer is compared to a baseline. You can detect how this data has changed over time, and see the differences between a target computer and a baseline computer.
You can use the Software Catalog Data Provider (SCDP) to import software inventory data into the Software Catalog.
The SCDP provides a list of known applications and predefined software products that is imported into the CMDB. The SCDP helps you identify the detected software and create a software resource for it in the Software Catalog. By default, most of the SCDP components function automatically.
Altiris™ Inventory for Network Devices from Symantec™
Inventory for Network Devices is a part of Inventory Solution and shares licenses with Inventory Solution if you install the solutions within any of the following suites:
Symantec™ Client Management Suite powered by Altiris™ technology
Symantec™ Server Management Suite powered by Altiris™ technology
Symantec™ IT Management Suite powered by Altiris™ technology
Inventory for Network Devices gathers inventory data from the discovered devices in your network. This inventory is gathered from the devices that are not managed through the Symantec Management Agent. Because a management agent is not required, this inventory is considered an agentless inventory.
For more information, see the Inventory for Network Devices User Guide at the following URL: